Three National Charities Will Benefit from Company's Support
FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 9, 2006--AmeriCredit
Corp. (NYSE:ACF) today announced selection of its primary
philanthropic initiatives, or "Signature Events," for 2006. These
events are sponsored by the charitable organizations AmeriCredit will
actively support during the year.
The company's Signature Events for 2006 will benefit the March of
Dimes, Salvation Army and United Way. These organizations were chosen
based on employee interest, breadth of communities and people served,
and availability of volunteer opportunities for AmeriCredit team
"Community investment is highly valued at our company," said
AmeriCredit President and CEO Dan Berce. "We are proud of our generous
employees who, alongside AmeriCredit, give their time and resources to
To encourage employee participation in charitable organizations,
AmeriCredit offers team members eight hours of paid time off to
volunteer each quarter. The company also contributes to the nonprofit
agencies for which its employees volunteer. As part of its "Dollars
for Doers" program, AmeriCredit donates $5 for every hour, up to 50
hours per year, that team members spend volunteering outside of work
In 2005, AmeriCredit and its employees supported more than 100
local and national charities through contributions of time and money.
In addition to the March of Dimes, Salvation Army and United Way,
those charities supported last year included local food banks,
American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Clubs,
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Junior Achievement,
Make A Wish Foundation, Meals on Wheels, National Kidney Foundation,
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Special Olympics and many
AmeriCredit Corp. is a leading independent auto finance company.
Using its branch network and strategic alliances with auto groups and
banks, the Company purchases retail installment contracts entered into
by auto dealers with consumers who are typically unable to obtain
financing from traditional sources. AmeriCredit has approximately 1
million customers and $11 billion in managed auto receivables. The
Company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.
For more information, visit www.americredit.com.
CONTACT: AmeriCredit Corp., Fort Worth
John Hoffmann, 817-302-7627
Amy Allen, 817-302-7423
SOURCE: AmeriCredit Corp.